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This thesis evaluates economic impact of adoption of crops developed by means of modern genomic tools. The economic impact of these improved crops is looked at from two different angles: the welfare implications from trading improved crops on the world market, and the benefits of adopting...
Social Contexts of Environmental Practices: How Sustainable Development Discourses and Trust Mediate the Use of Genomics in the Alberta Beef IndustryDownload
In the face of environmental degradation resulting from beef production, genomics may add to the options available to producers seeking to reduce their environmental impacts. This research seeks to understand cow/calf producer experiences with the environment, the environmental impacts of their...
Application of genomics-based tools leading to the identification of markers on bovine chromosome 14 influencing milk production and carcass quality traitsDownload
Genetic improvements in beef and dairy cattle can bring significant advances in satisfying the global food demand, which is expected to double by 2050. Several DNA markers have been identified on bovine chromosome 14 (BTA14), but low mapping resolution prevents their refinement for identification...
Rumen microbial community composition varies with diet and host, but a core microbiome is found across a wide geographical rangeDownload
Ruminant livestock are important sources of human food and global greenhouse gas emissions. Feed degradation and methane formation by ruminants rely on metabolic interactions between rumen microbes and affect ruminant productivity. Rumen and camelid foregut microbial community composition was...
Previous studies of the grey wolf (Canis lupus) using microsatellites have showed strong population structure despite the high mobility of individuals. I re-assessed the structure of North American grey wolves by genotyping 132 wolves at a genome-wide set of >26 000 single nucleotide...
Background: The accuracy of protein secondary structure prediction has steadily improved over the past 30 years. Now many secondary structure prediction methods routinely achieve an accuracy (Q3) of about 75%. We believe this accuracy could be further improved by including structure (as opposed...
The isolation and characterization of two Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteriophages capable of cross-taxonomic order infectivityDownload
Background A rapid worldwide increase in the number of human infections caused by the extremely antibiotic resistant bacterium Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is prompting alarm. One potential treatment solution to the current antibiotic resistance dilemma is “phage therapy”, the clinical...
This research examines the applications of novel technologies (nanotechnology and genomics) and the public’s purchasing intentions in the Canadian food industry (national online surveys). Canadian consumers’ preferences and their willingness to pay for four hypothetical products treated with two...
The successful diffusion of new agricultural biotechnologies depends on widespread producer acceptance and uptake. The assessment of the key factors that can influence producer decision making is fundamental to the understanding of the rate of uptake, the attainable rate of potential benefits and...
Duggan, Thomas, Broadhurst, David I., St. George, M., Sacher, Jessica, Sykes, B.D., Curtis, Jonathan M., Wu, Fang, Quiroga, Ariel, Daude, N., Afzal Javed, M., Kovalchuk, O., Wishart, D., Arutyunov, Denis, Li, Liang, Wong, Gane Ka-Shu, Cass, C., Stuart, David, Glaves, J.P., Simpson, David, Fahlman, Richard P., Lehner, Richard, Wishart, David S., Westaway, D., Kramer, David, Lai, Raymond, Szymanski, Christine M., Damaraju, Sambasivarao, Tuszynski, J.
Includes presentation abstracts for authors listed as well as abstracts for posters by K. Marx, A. Kiehne, M. Meyer; Saifur R. Khan, Argishti Baghdasarian, Richard P. Fahlman, Arno G. Siraki; S.N. Reinke, D.I. Broadhurst, C. Power; Shereen A. Elbayomy, Mark T. McDermott; Simon Ng, Mohammad R....